Standing ovation in Lisbon
"A questão torna-se ainda mais problemática quando a escolha recai sobre uma obra como La Gioconda, mesmo tendo em conta o sucesso obtido por Elisabete Matos no exigente papel titular e a forma como a soprano galvanizou o público no último acto, com uma impressionante interpretação da famosa ária Suicidio! e das cenas subsequentes.".
Cristina Fernandes for Publico.
Elisabete's big success as Isolda
"Elisabete Matos has performed Isolde once before, in 2011 at Barcelona’s Liceu. In the prime of voice she is able to soar to and beyond the enormous climaxes never compromising her richly colored sound. Her familiarity with the great Verdi dramatic soprano roles lies under her Isolde, the liebestod far more intimate and personal than heroic. The vast emotional vistas and philosophic scope of this production were perfectly realized in her performance".
Michael Milenski for Opera Today.
Elisabete new shedule in July
Elisabete will singe twice next month in Portugal.
On July 11 she will do the closing recital of Festival de Sintra. At the piano the great Arthur Pizarro. Elisabete Matos and the baritone Sergei Leikerfus have developed a program with Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky as protagonists.
On the other hand, on July 18 and 19, Sao Carlos Theater will pay tribute to his 25-year career with a concert in wich Elisabete will sing, among other things, Tosca's second act.
For more information visit the Festival de Sintra and this article from the newspaper Publico .
Elisabete debutes a new rol at Opéra National du Rhin
Elisabete's new debut: Geniévre from Le roi Arthur (Ernest Chausson) at Opera National du Rhin.
Performances take place on March 14, 16, 18, 21 and 25 (Strasburg) and April 11 and 13 (Mulhouse)
This new rol for her, almost wagnerian, belonges to a rare opera written by Ernest Chausson between 1886 and 1895, but only first performed on 30 November 1903 at the Théâtre de la Monnaie, Brussels, after long delays. The musical style is heavily influenced by the works of Richard Wagner, particularly Tristan und Isolde and Parsifal, as well as César Franck.
For more information visit the Opéra National du Rhin section of this site.
Elisabete meets school children in her hometown
On 21 November, the soprano Elisabete Matos was in primary school, in Taipas, to share with young students life experience as a soprano.
All children from 7º C, some professional future of journalism, asked very interested to Elisabete, the most famous person in their city, how she managed to get to the most important theaters of the world.
For more information you can view the video of this meeting here.
Palau de Les Arts Les Troyens DVD available for preorder now!
C Major label has produced a DVD of Berlioz´s Les Troyens, recorded live at Palau Les Arts of Valencia and starring Elisabete Matos as Cassandre, Daniela Barcellona as Didon and Lance Ryan as Ènèe. Other singers are Giorgio Giuseppini (Panthée), Gabriele Viviani (Chorebe), Stephen Milling (Narbal) Eric Cutler (Iopas), Dmitri Voropaev (Hylas), Zlata Bulicheva (Anna), Askar Abdrazaov (Priam) and Oksana Shilvoa (Ascagne). All conducted by the great maestro Valery Gergiev and with the regie of Carles Pedrissa and La Fura des Baus. The DVD is available for preorder here; click here for a trailer of the video.
Elisabete Matos debuted in Wien as Abigaille on January 2013
On January 20 Elisabete Matos has debuted at the Vienna State Opera with the role of Abigaille. With her, Andrzej Dobber singing Nabucco, Michele Pertusi as Zaccaria and Marian Talaba as Ismaele. Jesús López Cobos conducted. For more information, click here. You can also read this interview about the feellings os the singer when she sung Abigaille last September with Leo Nucci.
Elisabete has sung Senta in Los Angeles Opera on March 2013
On March 13 (and days 9, 17, 21, 24, 27 and 30), Elisabete sang the mail role of The Flying Dutchman at Los Angeles Opera conducted by James Conlon. It has been her debut in this historic theater. Beside her on stage Tómas Tómasson as the Dutchman, Jay Hunter Morris as Erik, James Creswell as Daland, Matthew Plenk As Steersman and Ronnita Nicole Miller as Mary.
For more information click here.